that the main line in the chorus of “Bastards of Young” is not what we’ve all been singing along to for more than 20 years
Westerberg: “It took years for someone to pick up on the fact that the chorus is “Wait on the sons of no one,” not “We are the sons of no one.” I didn’t even know that – I wrote it and forgot it. A writer named Bob Mehr had to point that out to me. I actually took it from a chapter in the Bible.”
SPIN: Whoa And that might be the most famous line you’ve ever written.
Armstrong: I can’t wait to tell my friend Jason – we always play Replacements trivia. I’m so winning this one. (page 53, April 2010, Spin)
(for the record, i cannot find that so called bible chapter anywhere in the bible.)
later Billie Joe asks Paul why they never created a side project together and Paul says its the same reason John Fogerty and Alex Chilton never had one – because they do pretty much the same type of music.